Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!

We would like to extend a Happy Thanksgiving to our northern neighbors and use the opportunity to offer some autumn news and specials.

COMC will be attending both the Vancouver Sports and Retro Collectibles Show in Langley, BC on November 1st, 2nd, & 3rd and the Sportscard and Memorabilia Expo in Mississauga, ON on November 8th, 9th, & 10th.

We will be accepting drop-off submissions of up to 5000 cards, so you can save on the cost of shipping.  In addition, we are offering our Canadian Fall Promotion from today until November 29, 2013.  Refer your friends to us and if you are a new consigner, let us know and welcome aboard!

This great deal is available for any batch sent to our Canadian office:

COMC Consignment
4311 Canada Way
Burnaby BC  V5G 1J3
Canada

The Special:

  • $0.20 per raw trading or gaming card
  • $0.50 per graded, encased, or jumbo card as well as any other supported collectible
  • User Account not required to be funded at the time of shipment (account still required to be funded before cards are uploaded)
  • Cards in penny sleeves are acceptable
  • Cards in toploaders and cards requiring condition notes subject to $0.05 handling fee per card
  • Maximum 5000 cards per household
  • Minimum 25 cards
  • Cards will be live within 10 weeks of receipt of shipment
  • All shipments must be postmarked no later than Nov 29, 2013
  • Mark your package “Canadian Fall Promotion”
  • Non-Canadians are welcome to use this special but will be responsible for all customs and duties associated with the submission.

COMC Canada also continues to support all regular services at this time in addition to this special except for consignment of comic books & magazines and COMC Mailbox.

Unlock Another Special Offer in time for Black Friday:

By taking advantage of our One Month Processing or our Fall Promotion Special, consigners with 200 or more cards can designate 20% of their submission to our 2-Week Processing at the One Month Processing Rate. This will allow sellers to segregate cards they want on the site for sale in time for Black Friday November 29, 2013.   Simply label 20% of your submission as 2-Week Processing and the remaining 80% as One Month or Canadian Fall Promotion.   Submissions of 2-week processing on its own will be processed as 2-Week processing at it’s regular price of $0.35 per regular sized item.   Cards must arrive (ie. not postmarked) before 11:00am November 14, 2013 at our Canadian Office to allow us to process them before Black Friday.

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving, and we’ll see you at the show!

COMC is on the road in April!

With all the exciting things that have been happening at COMC recently – the opening of our Canadian office, the launch of our new service for comics, and some other amazing projects we haven’t even announced yet – we thought it would be a good time for us to go out and spread the word to collectors face-to-face about all these new and wonderful ways to use COMC. It’s time to hit the road!

April is going to be a super busy month for COMC, as we’re attending four great events in April; it’ll be even busier as three of these events are happening on the same weekend! Talk about some intense logistics – our admin staff is going to earn some time off in May. But, never fear! We’re up to the challenge and we’re going to make it happen, in the classic COMC style.

Here’s a breakdown of the shows, and who you can count on meeting when you go:

Edmonton, AB – The Summit Collectibles Show IV – April 20-21
COMC CEO Tim Getsch and Julia Getsch our Director of Business Development will both be in Edmonton, ready and eager to tell you all about what we have in store for the COMC community in the weeks and months ahead. They’ll be accepting card submissions of 5,000 cards per customer all weekend long, giving everyone a chance to take advantage of Canadian Spring Promotion. There’s also going to be plenty of specials and giveaways for show attendees.

Vancouver, BC – Fan Expo – April 20-21
Sam Kassam from our Canadian office will be representing COMC at this star-packed show, one of the biggest comic/pop culture conventions on the West Coast. He’ll be meeting with collectors and anyone else interested to hear about our new comic service. He’ll also be accepting submissions (up to 5000 cards per customer) as part of the Canadian Spring Promotion, as well as answering any questions you may have about COMC.

San Francisco, CA – TRISTAR – April 19-21
COMC is pleased to announce that we will be attending TRISTAR’s Bay Area Classic show for the first time. Senior Account Manager Steve Hollander and Account Manager Norbert Strub will be in attendance, taking submissions of up to 5,000 cards per customer and talking with anyone and everyone.

Vancouver, BC – The Sportcard Collector Show – April 27-28
The second of back-to-back weekend shows in Vancouver will find Sam Kassam and our Shipping Supervisor Geoff Holland manning the booth, ready to discuss all things COMC with new and veteran users alike. And just like the other April shows, submissions of up to 5000 cards will be happily accepted from anyone looking to get their cards in as part of the Canadian Spring Promotion.

2013 has already proven to be an exciting year at COMC and it’s only April! We’re going to be attending more show in May, including The Spring Fever show in White Plains, NY, as well as the Sportcard and Memorabilia Expo in Toronto, ON. Watch for more details about those events as they get a bit closer.

Fasten your seatbelts for an exciting ride ahead – the rest of 2013 will include more events, more innovations to our website, and more ways to make collecting more rewarding and fun for everyone. Stay tuned to our blog, as well as Twitter and Facebook, for the latest news!

Canadian Spring Promotion!

A special promotion designed for our neighbors to the north, this great deal is available for any batch sent to our new Canadian office.

COMC Consignment
4311 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC V5G 1J3
Canada

The Special:
- $0.20 per raw trading or gaming card
- $0.50 per graded, encased, or jumbo card as well as any other supported collectible
- User Account not required to be funded at the time of shipment (account still required to be funded before cards are uploaded)
- Cards in penny sleeves are acceptable
- Cards in toploaders and cards requiring condition notes subject to $0.05 handling fee per card
- Maximum 5000 cards per household
- Minimum 25 cards
- Cards will be live within 10 weeks of receipt of shipment
- All shipments must be postmarked no later than May 31, 2013

Non-Canadians are welcome to use this special but will be responsible for all customs and duties associated with the submission.

Our previous temporary P.O. box address is no longer in use.

Please mark your shipment “Canadian Spring Promotion” and send it to:

COMC Consignment
4311 Canada way
Burnaby BC V5G 1J3
Canada

We welcome drop-offs by appointment only by calling 1-800-517-3540

COMC Canada also continues to support the regular one month service in addition to this special; please mark your packages clearly.  Our Canadian office does not currently support the consignment of comic books, or any of our One Day, One Week, or Hot List processing options.

Canadian Warehouse Open for Submissions

It’s been a long time coming; with lots of back and forth negotiations, tension-filled days and nights, and plenty of hand wringing and hair pulling included, but finally…

The NHL lockout is over!

With all sides settled on a new long-term Collective Bargaining Agreement, the dust has settled and it’s time to drop the puck! And we at COMC couldn’t be more excited!

As the NHL gets back to work, our Canadian location is ready to accept batches for consignment! Since we’ve just opened and are still getting things finalized, we’re currently only able to offer our One Month service through our Canadian warehouse. For now, One Day and One Week submissions must be submitted directly to our US warehouse.

Please send your shipments to:
COMC Consignment
4311 Canada Way
Burnaby BC  V5G 1J3

For our friends in the Lower Mainland (or anyone willing to make the drive) we’re going to be able to accept your drop-off submissions at our office. This will be done by appointment only, between 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday. Please call 1-800-517-3540 to set up your drop-off time with our office staff. Any shipments that are currently in transit to our P.O. Box will be fine.  We are keeping it until February 28, 2013 to facilitate the transition.

Please note that we won’t be able to ship any purchases from Canada for a few weeks, but we’re hoping to be fully operational mid to late February.  If you have any questions or concerns about a Canadian submission, please contact us by phone or email, and we’ll be happy to answer your questions, as well as address any and all of your concerns.

Holiday Info, Phasing Out Old Site, Canada Opening

Happy Holidays!  There is a lot of exciting information to share with you regarding the holidays, phasing out our old site, and the opening of our Canadian warehouse!

Holiday Shipping Schedule

In order to get your orders by Christmas, make sure you choose the following shipping options and place your orders by the following corresponding dates:

Priority – order by 11:59 p.m. PST 12/19

Express – order by 1 p.m.  PST 12/21

THIS IS THE LAST 24 HOURS TO ORDER PRIORITY AND GET IT BY CHRISTMAS!  There are still a couple more days to order Express shipping.

Holiday Shipping Special

Now through the end of 2012, order 12 or more items on COMC.com only and receive free shipping! This promotion is not available on CheckOutMyCards.com and is only available on COMC.com in Simplified Shipping Mode, not in Advanced Reselling Mode.

Holiday Customer Service Hours

Customer Service will be closed (phones will be off) for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Upcoming Features

There are a number of exciting features currently being developed that will be released very soon: Promotions, Port Sales & Partial Port Sales through the new Promotion mechanisms, and Featured Items.  Just wanted to give you a heads up, but you will hear and see more very soon.

Phasing Out the Old Site

As we are building upon COMC.com, we anticipate many of our upcoming new offerings, such as comics, coins, etc., will prevent us from hosting two compatible websites simultaneously: the old site and the new site.  Already, the old architecture is holding us back.  We need to start migrating off of it, so we can enable things for the future.  Starting January 1, in order to get to the old site you will be required to log in.  Any anonymous user will only see COMC.com.  As replacements become available on COMC.com, we will be removing more and more features from the old site and eventually replace it completely.   More details will be announced.

New Canadian Office

We signed a lease and moved into our new office!  We apologize that website features have been taking longer than expected because we had a very aggressive timeframe for opening the Canadian office, which unfortunately took longer than predicted.  The good news is that business has begun at the new location, and we are able to send and receive payments in Canadian funds.  Over the weekend, the exchange rate was 1-to-1.  So to our Canadian customers, please send your items and Canadian checks/money orders to our new Canadian warehouse!  The only service we are currently supporting at this location is the one month service.  We will announce the address shortly.  In the meantime, please continue sending items to the PO Box:

COMC
PO Box 50062
South Slope RPO
Burnaby BC V5J 5G3

We are thrilled to end 2012 with so much promise for 2013.  Best wishes and Happy New Year.